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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78124 (Harlandale)
210 229 4770
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Ranked #4 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Missions, Historic Sites
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this... more » Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass. « less
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North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We only had time to visit one of the San Antonio missions and chose Mission San Jose. You can walk through at your own pace. Free parking.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed visiting the missions in SA. They were a great history lesson for me. Must see while visiting SA. Make sure to see ALL of them.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Again this is a must to see the history behind this place back to the 1700 just fantastic disliked nothing a great place to visit

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We visited 4 of the 5 missions today and this is a must-see. There is an excellent visitor center with a film to watch and if there's a guided tour scheduled, take the time to do it. Amazing how the Franciscan's came to Texas to convert Indians to Catholicism. The missions provided self-contained communities to live the Christian life and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Make sure to get a Ranger led tour to learn all about this. You will be blown away and learn things you never learned in school.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

We really liked the history and everything you are able to experience in the mission. Being able to attend Mass was a fantastic bonus. Good for all ages. Must see the Rose Window.

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San Antonio, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a beautiful mission and one that we take visitors to see when they are visiting us in San Antonio. Make sure that you get in on a tour of this property. Bonnie Simon is a fantastic historian at the mission. She took us through the property and explained every stop to us. She is truly enthusiastic about her... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well preserved fort area with a church that still holds services. It provides an interesting insight as what it was like to live there. Good examples of time period carpentry and mosonary work.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was definitely worth the trip. We would highly recommend it to others if you are visiting San Antonio.

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Austin, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lots of parking, large visitor's center with theater, exhibits, gift shop, and park rangers. The rangers provide a free guided tour of the mission that is very informative. Don't miss it. The mission was originally built by the Spanish in the 1700's and part have been reconstructed to match the original design (on the tour one of the things pointed... More

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